Unknown father of William Hayden
|Also Known As:||"Not Gideon Hayden"|
|Death:||Died in Hinton Blewett, Bath and North East Somerset, England|
|Managed by:||Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton|
About Unknown father of William Hayden
This profile does not represent Gideon Hayden, Esq., of Ebford & Cadhay. This has been disproven according to the Great Migration Project. The parents of William Hayden, original proprietor of the Hartford Colony are unknown.
Nor does this profile represent the father of John Hayden, of Dorchester & Braintree: they are unrelated according to YDNA test results. See http://rhhandson.com/hayden_dna_John_MA.html & http://rhhandson.com/hayden_dna.html
"William and John Hayden (brothers) (SIC) came to America on the ship 'Mary and John' arriving at Dorchester, MA, in 1630. Their origins are reported to be near the borders of Somerset and Devonshire, England. William settled in Hartford, CT, around 1636 where he served in the Pequot War saving the life of Capt. John Mason in the fight of Mystic Fort. In 1642 he moved near to Windsor, CT, and served in Major Mason's Troop between 1657 and 1658. He finally settled at Killingworth in 1665."
According to the research done on the ship Mary & William at http://www.maryandjohn1630.com/passengerlist_c.html William and John are on the "Possible" list of passengers. (Other categories are "Certain" or "Probable". )
Jacobus suggested that William may have come from Hinton Blewitt, co. Somerset, England. Spear agrees, saying the idea that he was son of Gideon Hayden of Ottery St. Mary, Devon has been disproved. (He was identified earlier as son of Gideon of Ebford and Cadhay in Rev. William B. Hayden's "The Heydons in England and America", London 1877, p. 25.)